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Hurricane Earl Update: 10 Dumbest Ways to Get Yourself Killed

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With Hurricane Earl on the way, don't be this guy. (istockphoto) istockphoto

(CBS) With Hurricane Earl downgraded to a category 1 storm, but still barreling down on the East Coast, people are clambering for updates.

On Friday morning, the storm delivered only a glancing blow to North Carolina's Outer Banks and began to make it's way north, staying farther off-shore than originally feared.

Still, with 85 mph sustained winds, the hurricane is making its presence felt and is due to  pass by Cape Cod and eventually Long Island, N.Y., later today.  Forecasters say it may pick up strength and turn into a category 2 wind, rain and water machine.

So with hurricane winds swirling around, we wanted to make sure everybody knows the rules to staying safe.

With a dose of humor and the utmost respect for the massive forces of Mother Nature, we put together a list of the 10 Dumbest Ways to Get Killed in a Hurricane.

Don't take our advice. Play it safe!